Joliet, Illinois — Before a bottle of fine wine can be opened at Joliet’s new Olive Garden Italian restaurant in the coming weeks, Joliet officials will need stamp approval.
The one hurdle Olive Garden will have to clear will take place on Wednesday, January 4th at 9:45 am at Joliet City Hall. Mayor Bob Odekirk and his fellow Liquor Commission members will review Olive Garden’s petition for a liquor license for its property at 16337 South Boulevard Place.
On Friday, Joliet Patch visited the Olive Garden construction site in front of the busy Costco store near the exit of Interstate 55 and Route 30.
Last fall, Patch reported that construction workers were aiming to complete the Olive Garden by the end of February. Even after the restaurant is built, it may take several more weeks before Olive Garden is ready to host its long-awaited grand opening celebration. I need time.
According to the company’s website, “Olive Garden is the top restaurant in the Italian dining segment with over 800 restaurants, over 96,000 employees and annual sales of over $3.8 billion.”
What is Olive Garden’s reputation in Will County?
The nearest Olive Garden in Bolingbrook on South Weber Road has a staggering 2,477 Google reviews, averaging 4.2 out of 5 stars.
Wednesday’s 9 a.m. hearing at Joliet City Hall for the Mayor’s Liquor Commission includes the following agenda items:
- 9:00 a.m., Mikalen’s Liquor’s, 692 Theodore Street, Transfer of Class “C” Liquor License.
- 9:15 am Fireman Ted’s Bar & Grill, 2771 Black Road, Transfer of Class “B” Liquor License.
- 9:30 am John’s Beverage, 3001 W. Jefferson St. Class “C” Liquor License Assignment.
- 9:45 am is the time to discuss Olive Garden’s liquor license.
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